FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Shakopee Chamber and Visitors Bureau Names Tim Zunker as President
August 23, 2021
Contact: Tim Zunker, President
Shakopee, Minnesota – The Shakopee Chamber and Visitors Bureau has announced Tim Zunker will assume the role of President for the Shakopee Chamber and Visitors Bureau, beginning 8/23/21.
Zunker has been with the Shakopee Chamber and Visitors Bureau since 2014, serving as Interim President since January 2021. Before that, he served as Vice President of Marketing with the primary focus being tourism marketing promoting the Shakopee area as a regional destination for travel. Zunker currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Minnesota Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus, is the past chair of the Metro Marketing Tourism Group and is an organization representative for the Minnesota Sports Coalition.
Zunker stated, “First, I am honored and grateful to the Shakopee Chamber and Visitors Bureau’s Board of Directors for giving me the opportunity to work on behalf of our members, and the entire business community in Shakopee. Shakopee is an amazing community with wonderful attractions, a strong business environment, and a vibrant and growing downtown. The Shakopee Chamber and Visitors Bureau will continue to be a voice for businesses and will continue to focus on new and existing initiatives to better the business climate in Shakopee. As the only destination management organization in Scott County, I believe we not only have an opportunity to continue to promote Shakopee as a premier travel destination in the Midwest, but also work with our tourism partners, the City of Shakopee, and Scott County to further develop the area’s voice in the marketplace. I look forward to developing new strategies to further the economic impact travel brings to the Shakopee area. If 2020 gave us anything, it is the opportunity to pivot and look at ways we can do things better.”
Chad Peterson, the Shakopee Chamber and Visitors Bureau Board Chair stated, “We are so excited to have Tim officially named as the President of the Shakopee Chamber. He’s earned it! He came into the role at a very pivotal time and hit the ground running. It’s safe to say he has exceeded all of our expectations. Tim brings great knowledge to both the Chamber and CVB and with his strategic leadership during these critical times, I am very confident that not only is he the right person for the job but will also help bring the Chamber to new heights that we haven’t experienced before. The community of Shakopee is very fortunate to have Tim and I’m excited to see where he takes the Chamber.”
About the Shakopee Chamber and Visitors Bureau: The Chamber is a voluntary, not-for-profit business organization dedicated to improving the economic environment of the community. As an active, problem-solving organization, the Shakopee Chamber of Commerce focuses on economic development, workforce development, legislative advocacy, and membership services. The strength of the Chamber lies in its membership, small businesses, large corporations, home-based businesses, and professional men and women, working together to enhance the quality of life in Shakopee. Visit Shakopee is dedicated to increasing economic impact for our partners and stakeholders through tourism marketing. We actively promote our destination to leisure travelers, amateur sports, group tour, meetings & events. We strive to create long-lasting community & city partnerships to help in promotion of our area as a premier travel destination.